Chilean Scat Daddy Wins Ballston Spa

Outstanding Chilean bred mare Dacita (4m Scat Daddy x Daja, by Seeker’s Reward) continued the red hot winning run of her sire Scat Daddy when opening her North American career with a strong finishing win in the $400,000 Grade II Ballston Spa Stakes at Saratoga.

Now with Chad Brown after winning six of nine starts in Chile including three Grade I victories, Dacita showed her class when charging home late to snatch a head win in the 1 and 1/16th mile contest on turf.

“This filly ran terrific,” said Brown.

“She’s been a little difficult to figure out in the morning. I figured maybe she would need a race actually coming in here. It looked like a good spot to get her started because of the distance, timing, and turf.

“I thought Javier (winning rider Javier Castellano) would fit her. Thankfully it just set up for us, and they got up in time. I’m very pleased with the effort.”

Dacita has a year younger Grade III winning full brother back in Chile called Dosificado.

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